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Disability Evaluation

ISBN: 9780323009591
Publisher: Mosby
Edition: 2
Publication Date: 2002-09-15
Number of pages: 864
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This complement to the new, 5th Edition of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairments provides the step-by-step guidance needed to judge the degree to which impairments affect performance for specific jobs and whether disability is present. You'll also understand how to use tests such as functional capacity evaluations and work hardening to assess and manage disabilities. A standard format for each body region covers sources of disability (pathological conditions and common occupationally related injuries), history, methods of physical examination, radiographic testing and interpretation, disability ratings, and work rating information.Examines The AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairments, 5th Edition.Discusses the objective and subjective determination of disability.>Examines both physical and psychiatric disabilities.>Evaluates return-to-work concerns.>Features over 255 illustrations―75 new to this edition.>Includes information on working with allied professions.>Presents fresh perspectives from a wealth of internationally recognized experts.>Organizes impairments by region and body system, to make reference easy.>Helps you prepare for certification exams.A new appendix reviewing how to fill out forms.New coverage of the medical-legal interface that will help you to prepare for depositions, evaluate care mechanisms, and enhance validity criteria on positive and negative outcomes.More case examples and expanded international coverage of disability evaluation testing procedures and delivery systems.Offers three new chapters: Causality · Evidence-Based Medical Dispute Resolution · and Functional Somatic Syndromes, and a brand-new section on disability featuring discussions of introductory concepts, musculoskeletal disability, internal medicine disability, and more

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